Under general direction, to plan direct, coordinate, evaluate and manage various regional services and groups of multi - disciplinary professional and paraprofessional staff providing health care services within the Public Health Department. Positions in this class have overall managerial responsibility for the operational management of assigned services, programs, nursing activities and professional and paraprofessional personnel in a Regional Office or a distinct program in the Public Health Department.
Provides administrative and clinical direction to assigned program services staff to ensure compliance with various reporting requirements;
Plans, schedules, directs, assigns and evaluates the work of multidisciplinary teams including subordinate nursing, other professional and paraprofessional personnel assigned to the region or programs;
Oversees and/or participates in the development, implementation, interpretation and maintenance of the program goals, objectives, policies and procedures to ensure program goals are achieved;
Oversees and/or participates in developing, implementing and evaluating programs assigned to a Region/Program;
Plans, coordinates and review the work plan for services and responsibilities which may include program design, contract development and monitoring, and program site maintenance and repair;
Insures compliance with standards of Nursing Practice and other reporting requirements;
Oversees specific public health response to disasters in coordination with Departmental Emergency Operations Center;
Manages multidisciplinary staff and nursing activities with other departmental programs;
May prepare and administer annual budget, revenue generation, and expenditures for assigned Region/Program;
Coordinates the selection and training of nursing and multi-disciplinary staff; motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides necessary orientation and training, initiates discipline procedures as is appropriate; assigns work to staff; monitors work activities to ensure safe work practices, work quality and accuracy;
Analyzes program services and evaluates changes and development of assigned Regional/Program needs; seeks out and applies for grants and donations for program funding; administers grants to ensure compliance with regulations;
Analyzes and interprets existing, new and proposed legislation for cost and program impacts;
Attends and participates in organizational community meetings as necessary; stays current on issues relative to assigned programs and services; responds to and resolves community and organizational inquiries and complaints;
Coordinates and participates in the design, preparation and distribution of program publicity including press releases, brochures, pamphlets, flyers and printed schedules; may represent the Public Health Department through the news media;
Provides staff assistance and technical support for assigned program activities to other County departments and special interest commissions and committees; conducts organizational and operational service delivery studies; makes recommendations to address and resolve identified service delivery issues;
May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
Performs related duties as required.
Graduation from and accredited Bachelor's Degree program. Possession of a current Registered Nurse license and a valid Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California.
Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college in Public Health Nursing or related health field. Two (2) years of Public Health Nursing experience may be substituted for the Master's Degree.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit.
In addition to the above:
Training and Experience Note:
The knowledge and abilities are obtained through three (3) years of experience as a Public Health nurse in a supervisory, project/program management or lead capacity at a program or regional office level. One (1) additional year of this type of experience as a Public Health Nurse may be substituted for the required Master's Degree instead of the two (2) years of general Public Health Nursing experience.
Principles, practice and methods of public health nursing, including community aspects of nursing programs and provisions for continuity of nursing care;
Current trends and concepts relative to the multiple disciplines of public health and nursing;
Principles and practices of health care system management relating to a large service delivery program;
Community resources relevant to training needs of public health nursing and other disciplines;
The role of public health nursing and other disciplines to reduce community hazards and respond in the event of disaster or bio-terrorism;
Principles and practices of program evaluation and report writing procedures;
Principles and practices of supervision, staff development, organization, administration and management of public health nursing and multi-disciplinary staff;
Communication techniques interacting clearly and effectively with members of the public, agency staff and health care professionals at all levels;
Establishment of proactive and interactive relationships with the community to build organizational support for programs;
Common office software applications such as email, word processing and internet browsers.
Plan, organize and manage the work of a group of public health nurses and multidisciplinary staff in the Community Based Services Division or Health Promotion Division;
Formulate, gather, analyze and present financial, informational and statistical data;
Assign, develop and implement programs suited to the needs of the clients in specialized program areas;
Analyze, interpret and explain program policies and procedures;
Elicit community and organizational support for programs;
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, management and staff, clients and the public;
Assess community health needs and apply public health nursing and multi-disciplinary interventions to assessed problems;
Coordinate assigned health care programs with other health care agencies;
Develop program enhancement recommendations based on surveys and cost analysis;
Communicate clearly and effectively with members of the public, agency staff and health care professionals at all levels;
Prepare and administer program budgets and identify and administer grants for particular program area;
Supervise, train and evaluate subordinates;
Provide public health nursing and multi-disciplinary input for policy development purposes;
Represent the Public health Department on assigned committees and with service providers;
Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
County Of Santa Clara